If I Didn't Know Better - Barbara Freethy

If I Didn't Know Better

By Barbara Freethy

  • Release Date: 2015-08-26
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 815 Ratings


"Loved this book. Great start to the Callaway Cousins spinoff. A little suspense, a lot of romance and a great story make this a winner." Bette - Goodreads

Mia Callaway thought she had the perfect guy and the perfect job...until she didn't. After a run of bad luck, Mia is looking for an escape, so she agrees to go to Angel's Bay to clean out her aunt's house. She has no idea that the wounded soldier next door and his adorable, but also wounded, daughter are about to change her definition of perfect. 

Add in stolen art, a family secret, and a town where miracles can happen, and Mia's escape turns out to be the greatest adventure of her life.

Don't miss this emotional and heartwarming small-town romance by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy.

What the readers are saying…

"Barbara Freethy delivers stories that supply variety and suspense that keeps her readers from getting too comfortable and her stories from being redundant. If I Didn't Know Better has adventure, mystery and at the center of it all is family. This is a story of healing that brings hope, family and emotion along for the ride." Isha – Goodreads

"Another great read in this series! A true Callaway Series has all the fundamental of a great book. Humor, suspense, tenderness and romance. Loved all of it." Mary – Goodreads

"What better way to continue the Callaway saga than to also include our beloved Angels Bay. What better place for three souls to heal in the place where angels make miracles happen. Mia and Jeremy's story is fantastic. Suspenseful and yet romantic. You will definitely fall in love with the characters as well as the story." Mommymoose

"A story of love full of tenderness and understanding and the meeting of souls and hearts that need to be together. 5 Stars!" Cinthia - Goodreads

Also Available:

The Callaways
On A Night Like This #1
So This Is Love #2
Falling For a Stranger #3
Between Now and Forever #4
Nobody But You #5 – (Novella)
All A Heart Needs #6
That Summer Night #7
When Shadows Fall #8
Somewhere Only We Know #9

The Callaway Cousins
If I Didn't Know Better #1
Tender Is The Night #2
Take Me Home #3 (Novella) 
Closer To You #4
Once You're Mine #5
Can't Let Go #6
Secrets We Keep #7

Whisper Lake Spin-Off Series
Always With Me #1
My Wildest Dream #2
Can't Fight The Moonlight #3


  • Heartbreak, romance, excitement and love

    By Moclips Clammer
    I loved the setting this book took place in. My heart broke for young Ashlyn and her dad. The friendliness Mia encountered was heartwarming and the love she found feels so true. A perfect beach read.
  • Wonderful story!

    By Lev108
    What a rich beautiful good story. Believable, kind hearted, strong people. A fabulous story I didn’t want to end.
  • Great love story/mystery

    By Woodland3
    I really enjoyed this story. It starts off calm and then moves into a mystery. The ending was a surprise, but I don’t know if I agree with the decision that was made about the criminal.
  • Poorly written

    By Fix this 123
    Poorly written
  • A sweet love story

    By Coyotecactus
    A sweet love story about finding your true love when you least expect it. The author did an awesome job of making you feel the hope for true love. Can’t wait to read more.
  • A sweet love story

    By 1 Banker
    I enjoyed reading Mia & Jeremy’s love story. It had a lot of holes in the plot, but overall the characters were likable & you couldn’t help being involved with them. I could suspend believability until we got to the part of stopping a fight between 2 warriors trained to be fighting machines by spraying them with water! Really??? But up to then, it was a pretty good book.
  • If I didn’t know better

    By Debelton
    I really liked this book until the female character displayed a total lack of ethics in releasing the art thief allowing him to accept employment with a security firm. Turning a criminal loose to prey on others does not absolve one of responsibility. That action was a total contradiction to the tone of the book making the character spineless and immoral. I will not be reading any other books by this author.
  • Couldn’t finish it

    By 11tms69
    This was really slow and I couldn’t finish it. The story line wasn’t there.
  • If I Didn’t Know Better

    By kickin it kate
    Really liked this book- story line wasn’t totally predictable like many others. Had a little mystery mixed with the romantic story. Characters were believable and setting description was beautiful.
  • If I didn’t know better

    By beaches1971
    Awesome read, !!